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  • T Ponchon
  • 2001
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), or mucosectomy technique, developed by Japanese endoscopists consists of resecting flat and polypoid neoplasms of the mucosa by longitudinal section through the submucosa. This technique is relatively simple and carries a low morbidity. It represents an important advance for endoscopists in both technical and cancer(More)
BACKGROUND The feasibility of single-operator cholangioscopy (SOC) for biliary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures was previously reported. OBJECTIVE To confirm the utility of SOC in more widespread clinical use. DESIGN Prospective clinical cohort study. SETTING Fifteen endoscopy referral centers in the United States and Europe. PATIENTS Two(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is a technique for "en bloc" resection of superficial tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. In France, experience with this technique is still limited. We wanted to assess the development of ESD in France, with special attention to short term outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS Members of the(More)
UNLABELLED This Guideline is an official statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE). The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) system 1 2 was adopted to define the strength of recommendations and the quality of evidence. MAIN RECOMMENDATIONS 1 ESGE recommends endoscopic en bloc resection for(More)
Atrophic gastritis, intestinal metaplasia, and epithelial dysplasia of the stomach are common and are associated with an increased risk for gastric cancer. In the absence of guidelines, there is wide disparity in the management of patients with these premalignant conditions. The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE), the European(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Clarification of the position of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) regarding the interventional options available for treating patients with chronic pancreatitis. METHODS Systematic literature search to answer explicit key questions with levels of evidence serving to determine recommendation grades. The ESGE(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The prevalence of esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma in high-risk patients and the advantages of systematic Lugol staining during esophagoscopy have not yet been evaluated in a large prospective study. In this study we aimed to assess the prevalence of this type of tumor in high-risk patients, to examine the role of Lugol staining(More)
OBJECTIVES Oesophageal pH monitoring is a useful test for the diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) but has some limitations related to the nasopharyngeal electrode. Recently, a telemetric catheter free system (CFS) (Bravo; Medtronic) was developed. The aim of this study was to determine the concordance of data between the conventional pH(More)
BACKGROUND Despite reports of randomized, control trials and cohort studies that do not support the use of drains, most surgeons routinely place prophylactic, intraperitoneal drains at the time of pancreatic resections. We sought to evaluate the outcome of elective pancreatic resection with or without prophylactic peripancreatic drainage. The primary(More)
BACKGROUND The factors associated with inadequate bowel cleansing leading to colonoscopy failure are not well known. OBJECTIVE We conducted a multicentre, prospective, observational case-control study in order to identify these factors. METHODS Investigators included one patient with colonoscopy failure due to inadequate bowel cleansing (failure group)(More)